Beverley Diamond


“Re” Thinking: Revitalization, Return, and Reconciliation in Contemporary Indigenous Expressive Culture.


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Michaëlle Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond


TO THE ARTS, CITIZENS! : Social Mediation through the Arts


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Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah


Society Matters: why should we value the Humanities?


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James Bartleman


Residential Schools: Have we forgotten our responsibility?


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Weaver, Johnson and Chuenpagdee


How Do We Build Resilient Communities in the Face of Climate Change?


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Gérard Bouchard and Graham Fraser


Pluralist Societies: what's their future?


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David Adams Richards


Threatened Identity: what do we lose when we lose the sense of place?


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Chief Shawn Atleo


First Nations Education: Can we afford to miss out?


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Antonine Maillet


Giving voice: Who speaks for the forgotten?


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Andrew Weaver, climatologist


How can Canadians keep their cool in a warming world?


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Information for local media

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest multidisciplinary academic gathering in Canada, bringing together over 8500 researchers and graduate students from across Canada and around the world. Congress 2011 is organized by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and is being co-hosted by the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University in Fredericton.

If you are looking for information on how to register as media for Congress 2011, please fill out our online form or email media@fedcan.ca with your request.

For information on the Big Thinkers at Congress, see the news release online here or the full listing of speakers online here.

We have developed a one page document to give you a small taste of the topics being presented at this year’s Congress. This is only a small fraction of the final list of topics. Full program information and paper titles will be available in mid May. [DOWNLOAD HERE]

The team at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University have created some materials to help local media cover Congress:

Congress Research - UNB and STU research excellence on display:

  • Josephine Savarese from St. Thomas University says the justice system needs to do a better job of handling the cases of marginalized populations, including indigenous people. See a full profile of her work online here. A photo to accompany this story is available here.
  • Dr. Nancy Nason‐Clark, a UNB sociology professor, works to connect religious leaders, domestic violence victims globally though her cutting-edge research. See the full profile of her work online here. Photos to accompany this story are available here and here.
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Lady Gaga Projecting Positive Values

Zorianna Zurba explains how Telephone speaks to the values of the young people who are Lady Gaga’s core fans.

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Dr. Dale Dewar speaks to the Canadain Peace Research Association (Photo: Matthew Sheriko)

War as a Disease

If there’s only one constant in human history, it’s the occurrence of war.

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Mothers, Teachers, and Ambassadors

Pinar Kocak explores why some Alberta mothers are compelled to homeschool their ADHD children.

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Launch of Accord on Research in Education

Putting the Evidence Back into Evidence-Based Policy Making for Underachieving Students.

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Taking Leave of Your Census

Dr. Monica Boyd explains why a voluntary Long form census will be damaging to Canada

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